Aligning Manufacturing Strategies with Complexity Factors in the Aerospace Supply Chain

Benton, Helen M. and Wilding, Ben and Bailey, Kieron and Blance, Mark and Holly, Damien (2016) Aligning Manufacturing Strategies with Complexity Factors in the Aerospace Supply Chain. In: 5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management: Joining P&OM forces worldwide: Present and future of Operations Management, 6-10 September 2016, Havana Cuba. (Accepted)

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Abstract

Aerofirm is a large and vertically-integrated manufacturer providing strong and light materials mainly for commercial aerospace, but also for space, defense and industrial application. They face complexity from varying customer needs, a vast product range and a large network. Complexity at Aerofirm also arises from unsynchronized processes, this paper focuses on aligning the manufacturing strategy process. The approach proposed is to first calculate suitable strategy based on: forecast accuracy, volume variability, relative volume and supply chain depth. The results were then reviewed by key personnel to refine them based on qualitative knowledge, showing a mix of manufacturing strategies is essential.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Supply Chain Complexity, Aerospace, Manufacturing Strategies
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email Helen.Benton@anglia.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 15:18
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 15:18
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/701070

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